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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'The Valley' brings 'reality theater' to local teens

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- For decades, television and movies took their cue from live theater but "The Valley," an original episodic teen drama, playing at the Blue Room, is taking its cue from "reality" TV.

A recycle relay

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Savannah Alexandré, 8, races against other girls as they hurry to place bottles and cans in the right recycle bags during a relay Saturday at One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park.

Art Briefs

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Watermedia art at Monk's this month CHICO -- Monk's Wine Bar & Bistro, 128 W. Second St., is featuring the art of "BrushWorks" this month.

Bee kind to your family: 'The Bee Movie' to play in Bidwell Park

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- Be sure to buzz on down to the One Mile Recreation Area on Saturday to see Seinfeld's animated alter ego, "Barry B.

Biblio File: Not fire, but ice: Paradise native's Donner poems

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Perhaps it's ironic that I read Shana Youngdahl's chapbook, "Donner: A Passing" ($12 in paper from Finishing Line Press, www.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: July 17, 2008

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Cover story: 'Crow and Weasel' journey begins at Blue Room

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Blue Room Young Company was born ten years ago when the concept of adults performing for children was changed to young people performing for their peers.

Daily Planner: July 22

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Daily Planner: July 23

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Editorial: Who pays when bill comes due?

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Now that the Butte County lightning fires are almost fully contained and the threat has passed for now, there's one big nagging question: How will the government pay the bill?

Feds to announce largest forest fire settlement in history

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 05:16 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Attorney's office will release details concerning "the largest recovery in Forest Service history in a forest fire case," during a press conference Tuesday at 1 p.

Final Bidwell Park plan EIR ready to review

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — The final environmental impact report for the Bidwell Park Master Management Plan is available for public review.

Fire safety education

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

The Chico Fire Department and Chico Area Recreation and Park District kicked off a week-long Camp Code 3, aimed at helping children stay safe in emergencies and to familiarize them with the work of local public safety agencies Monday at the Pleasant

Four bills signed into law boost victims' rights

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwar-zenegger signed four bills into law Monday that seek to strengthen the rights of California citizens victimized by sexual assaults, elder abuse and crimes committed by juveniles.

He Said, She Said movie review: Hellboy II' a thrilling fantasy, visual wonder

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" stars Ron Perlman as a demon who turns superhero to fight for humans against a race of elves.

Learning from neighbors: Butte County looks to El Dorado for fire recovery ideas

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- As Butte County begins to recover from wildfire devastation, some local officials are gleaning insight from another county that was in the same position.

Letter: Dueling Bible passages

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

This is in response to the July 12 letter from Jim Collins of Magalia. Why appeal to Genesis for biblical and moral authority regarding permissible sexual relations?

Letter: Helms was a bigot, not a patriot

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

The E-R, via the propagandistic AP, gives a diluted version of Jesse Helms, focusing on his alleged patriotism.

Letter: Let common sense, not laws, rule

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

A bicycle helmet saved my life. My accident was severe enough that I have no recollection of what happened.

Letter: Many heterosexuals support gay rights

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Letter writer Helen Ekins buys into a popular misconception, which is that marriage rights for gays is a homosexual versus heterosexual issue.

Letter: Power brokers sure have us distracted

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

As we fight over who can marry whom, I can't help but imagine the real power players in this country clinking champagne glasses together as they revel in how thoroughly divided and conquered we are.

Local briefs

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Attorney's office will release details today on what it calls the largest recovery in Forest Service history in a forest fire case.

Music preview: Blue Highway brings bluegrass to Big Room

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- "I think the musicians and the bands that will survive are the musicians and bands where the roots of the music that they offer are unique and at the same time musically valid — unique enough that they be recognized by their own sound

On Foot: Tech troubles better with online trail guide

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO -- Thomas and I are pretty good about scoping out walking sites by looking through hiking books, talking to travelers and using the Internet to research obscure places.

Outlaws aren't quite enjoying the drive-in

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Edmonton Cracker Cats closer Pete Sikaras on Monday night found himself in a predicament several Golden Baseball League pitchers have been in recently — struggling to get the third out while the Outlaws threatened to rally during a prolonged

Park fish ladder renovation update tonight

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — An update on the project to renovate the Iron Canyon fish ladder in upper Bidwell Park will be given from 6 to 8 p.

Police Chief: Flynn's DUI due to prescription drugs, not alcohol

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO -- City Councilor Mary Flynn's Friday arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence was most likely due to prescription medications, not alcohol, Police Chief Bruce Hagerty said Monday.

Prosecutor gets new judgeship in county

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Veteran prosecutor Clare Keithley was appointed Monday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a newly created position on the Butte County Superior Court bench.

Review: 'Babylon Bellydance Circus' heats up Duffy's Tavern

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Welcome to the greatest show on Earth!" emcee Midriff McGee heartily announced to the crammed crowd at Duffy's Tavern last Friday night.

Sidelines: Flag football camp offered

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Chico Area Recreation and Park District will hold an instructional football camp for children looking to improve their football skills without the risk of full-contact injury.

Signs of life in the forest

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Three buck deer are shown inside a burned-out area in Concow Monday. (Ty Barbour/Staff Photo)

Steep terrain slows progress in containing fires

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Only two fires among 41 that once comprised the Butte Lightning Complex remain burning in Butte County, but steep terrain on the largest — the Camp Fire — held overall containment at 90 percent Monday.

Supervisors to hear about deer herds

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Today's Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting will leave its usual chambers and move to the Southside Oroville Community Center for a joint meeting with the Planning Commission and a discussion of migratory deer herds.

Tee To Green: O'Donnell captures vaunted Canyon Oaks title

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Mike O'Donnell put together rounds of 73 and 72 to win the Canyon Oaks Country Club Men's Stroke Play Championship by seven strokes over Pat Campbell (152.

Theater Briefs

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Hocks Unlimited melodrama OROVILLE -- Tickets are available for the Hocks Unlimited melodrama, "The Shame of Tombstone or Dirty Work in the Lucky Cuss," which runs July 25-26, Aug.

Theater review: 'The Drunkard' offers catchy tunes, needs work

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Theater Company, known for its consistently entertaining productions is currently presenting its first melodrama, "The Drunkard.

Valley water well users asked to report any problems

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

California is in a drought. The governor has declared it, low reservoirs show it, and in some cases people's home wells prove it.

entertainment calendar july 17-23

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Thursday, JULY 17 Music/Nightclubs CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST, Grass Valley: Features eight stages of music and dance from around the world, camping, workshops, international food, fine crafts and a children's program.

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